Hesperia is a village in Newaygo and Oceana counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. About half of the village lies in Newfield Township in Oceana County and half in Denver Township in Newaygo County. The population was determined to be 954 in both the 2000 and the 2010 Census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), of which 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.
The 2010 American Community Survey 5-year estimate indicates the median income for a household in the village was $30,104 and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $21,809 versus $12,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,471. About 12.9% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under the age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
The 2010 United States Census indicates Hesperia had a 2010 population of 954. There was no change in the population from the 2000 United States Census. In 2010 there were 382 households and 231 families in the village. The population density was 1,211.5 per square mile (467.8 square kilometers). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 547.3 per square mile (211.3 square kilometers). The racial and ethnic makeup of the village was 88.5% White, 0.0% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 8.1% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races.
There were 382 households of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were husband and wife families, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.5% were non-families, and 34.8% were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the village, the population was spread out with 27.0% under age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 78.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78 males.
Hesperia is governed by an eight-person council consisting of six trustees (with alternating four year terms) and a President (two year term). As of June 2015 the following serve: President - Louis Nemastil, Trustee and Pro Tem - Doris SeLong, Trustees: D. Jayne Biggart, Joyce McDonald, Michael Farber, Carol Kochans, Joyce McDonald and Arthur Raymond.
Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Village Hall on East Michigan Avenue at 7:30 pm.
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hesperia has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.